I am trying, however imperfectly, to learn more and do better when it comes to the individual role I can play in dismantling racism and systemic injustice. Below you will find a list of what I have been reading on this topic, geared specifically toward white people with white privilege, like me. And while I know that reading is not the same as doing/taking action (and I am prioritizing action), I also believe that listening and learning is a crucial step.
Warm thanks to the friends and the members of this community who took the time to send me these links. I appreciate you!
In the weeks and months to come I will be updating this list, so please do feel free to share any additional articles, podcasts, books, YouTube channels, etc that have been helpful for you.
Articles & Essays
Waking Up White: A Resource For White Folks, by Jasmine Banks
What to DO with Your White Privilege, by CRC Media Corp
A Mother’s White Privilege, by Elizabeth of Manic Pixie Dream Mama
No More Allies, by Mia McKenzie
How To Be A Better Ally: An Open Letter To White Folks, by Meg Cramer
What Goes Through Your Mind: On Nice Parties and Casual Racism, by Nicole Chung
The (Really, Really) Racist History of Gun Control in America, by Jane Coaston
Empathy Is Actually a Choice, by Daryl Cameron, Michael Inzlicht, and William A. Cunningham
Self Care For People of Color After Psychological Trauma, by Jasmine Banks
Curriculum For White Americans To Educate Themselves on Race and Racism, by Jon Greenberg
15 Things Your City Can Do Right Now To End Police Brutality, by Zak Cheney Rice
11 Things White People Can Do To Be Real Anti-Racist Allies, by Kali Holloway
The Difference Between Cultural Exchange and Cultural Appropriation, by Jarune Uwujaren
Where White Privilege Came From, by Allan G. Johnson
How to Be an Ally if You Are a Person with Privilege, by Frances E. Kendall, Ph.D.
Getting Called Out: How To Apologize, by Franchesca Ramsey
Are you just into white guilt or what?, by Allan G. Johnson
Dear White America, by George Yancy
White privilege, and what we’re supposed to do about it, by Kristen Howerton
Books to Read on Racism and White Privilege, compiled by Barbara Beckwith
10 Reasons I Don’t Want To Be Your White Ally, by Colleen Mitchell
Organizations Working For Change